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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle #266

February 18, 2016

Black to play and win

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Padevsky v Polugayevsky, Kapfenberg 1970

Solution

Quite a nice problem today, especially after 1..Qe4+ 2 Qg4 g5+! discovers an attack on the LPDO Rh7 – another reminder, if one is needed, of the benefit of Purdy’s maxims.

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Also, if 2 Qg3, then 2…Rg1+ not only skewers king and queen, but mates after 3 Kf2 Qe1 mate, or 3 Kh2 Qh1 mate.

In the game, Polu played 1..Qf2+ and eventually lost.

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